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Applied Science Level 1 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

This science course is ideal for school–leavers who are interested in a career in
bioscience, environmental science, food technology, forensic science, quality control and research, analytical science or education. 

You will develop your skills and interest in science and learn practical skills as well as the related theory. The course will also develop your use of English and maths along with communication and teamwork.

Course content

Students study four mandatory core skills units which are: • Unit 1: Being organised • Unit 2: Developing a personal progression plan • Unit 3: Working with others • Unit 4: Researching a topic Science units will include a combination of biology, chemistry, physics and forensics subjects: (subject to change) • Unit 6: Carrying out a scientific experiment • Unit 7: Identifying variation in plants and animals • Unit 8: Measuring waves used in technology • Unit 10: Making a useful product • Unit 11: Cause of disease • Unit 12: Investigating crime scene evidence

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required to study at this level.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course and the achievement of English and maths at grade D/3 or equivalent functional skills you can progress on to Applied Science Level 2 and then on to Applied Science Level 3 or an Access to HE course.


Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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    • At Peterborough Regional College  we want you to be successful both during your time at College and anything you decide to do afterwards. No two students are the same and we understand the important of valuing people as individuals and recognise that sometimes there are barriers that may get in the way of people reaching their full potential. The support services within PRC exist to help remove them barriers. Through our various services we can provide a network of support to help you get the most out of your course.